Position 21, page 78
From The Backgammon Book, by Oswald Jacoby and John R. Crawford

White to play 3-1.

Make your five point. There is no need to comment on the play of 3-1. When you are not allowed to start with a doublet, it is your best first roll; you have made the most important point on your home board, and created an additional block against your opponent.

8/5, 6/5
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White rolls 3-1

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3-1: Game BG   Equity
1 8/5, 6/5 W
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